Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is critical as donors, governments, and other relevant stakeholders attempt to validate their investments and improve public health program performance. Students with a Certificate in Methods in M&E can expect to acquire the necessary skills to assess the performance, effectiveness, and impact of global public health programs. The courses offered will enable students to work effectively with global public health organizations involved with M&E and program implementation. The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is recognized for its expertise in M&E, and for producing students with strong marketable skills in this area. Students with this certificate will be prepared for jobs within the public and private sector that focus on M&E across a broad range of public health areas. Jobs in this area include M&E specialists and advisors, technical advisors, data analysts and program managers.
Offered by: Tropical Medicine
Faculty Lead: Josh Yukich, PhD
Students will meet the following learning objectives to earn a certificate in M&E:
Students enrolled in a MPH, MSPH, MPH&TM degree program at Tulane SPHTM.
Students obtaining a certificate in M&E can expect to acquire teh following competencies:
Number of Credits Required for Completion: 15
Plus one of the following:
In addition to the main requirements of the certificate as stated above, students are expected to take three additional credits in a topical area relevant to M&E. These three credits, which may be made up of one or several courses determined and documented in advance ,in collaboration with the certificate leader, are intended to provide deeper and/or topic specific training in an area relevant to M&E. This training might come in the form of measurement in a topical area, additional methodological training appropriate for M&E experts, or in applications of M&E approaches to specific public health problems or areas. Examples of classes include GCHB 8250 Advanced Research Methods in Global Health, TRMD 7440 Household Sampling Applications in Developing Countries, and GCHB 7140 Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Programs. These credits will enrich this largely methods focused certificate by providing additional training in th.e M&E of a topical area of interest to the student and/or by expanding their knowledge of relevant M&E methods.
Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine which certificate best fits their professional and academic goals and how best to plan their graduate course schedule.